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Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Fortkamp and Bleck, the office's new K-9 unit, try to locate hidden drugs during training at Von der haus Gill Kennel near Wapakoneta. The dog represents a $15,000 investment made by Mercer County commissioners to protect area residents and law enforcement officers.

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Deputy Bleck, a rookie with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, appears meek and mild as he strolls through the office getting acquainted with the physical layout as well as friendly personnel who would rather pet his head than shake his paw. [More]
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